We rely on either our own fleets and properties or those of our subcontractors to provide our transportation and logistics services. In the area of ocean and rail freight, we work together with subcontracted shipping and rail companies. To ensure and continuously improve the efficiency of our own fleets and buildings, we implement a comprehensive energy efficiency management system that includes the use of innovative, efficiency-enhancing technologies. In addition to this, our Group-wide Investment Policy requires that new acquisitions offer greater carbon efficiency or eco-friendliness than existing assets. As a result, an increasing number of vehicles and buildings already feature advanced efficiency technologies.
Our efficiency measures are guided by two basic principles: “burn less” and “burn clean”. “Burn less” measures help us reduce the energy and fuel consumption of our operations. We then turn to “burn clean” measures to capture additional emissions savings. This approach also has a positive impact on local air and noise pollution levels.